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NTIA Urges Policymakers to Bolster Privacy, Security Strategies for Online Services

A study by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration shows that Americans have begun limiting online activity due to concerns over the privacy and security of online services. The U.S. Census Bureau surveyed over 41,000 households in support of NTIA’s push to acknowledge reported data breaches, cybersecurity and other incidents, NTIA policy analyst …

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NTIA Unveils Toolkit to Help Communities Develop Broadband Roadmap

The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration has issued a toolkit that offers six steps on how communities can develop a roadmap to develop and expand broadband networks to unserved areas as well as support public computer centers. NTIA said Thursday the toolkit titled Planning a Community Broadband Roadmap was released as …

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NTIA Seeks Public Input on Advantages, Challenges of ‘Internet of Things’ Adoption

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has issued a request for comments to identify the potential advantages and challenges of implementing Internet-connected devices. NTIA said Tuesday the Commerce Department will use gathered input to create a green paper about Internet of Things as part of DOC’s Digital Economy Agenda as well as explore strategies on how agencies and companies can …

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Commerce Dept Appoints 17 Industry Leaders to Digital Economy Board of Advisers

The Commerce Department has appointed 17 digital technology leaders to the board of advisers of the agency’s newly-formed digital economy agenda organization. The department said Tuesday the appointees will work to provide private sector input and support to the agenda, which was created in efforts to facilitate free and open internet access for U.S. citizens. …

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Kathryn Sullivan, Lawrence Strickling: Agencies Look to Satellites for Weather Forecasts

Developments in satellite technology have helped bolster the accuracy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s weather forecasting capabilities, said NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan and National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator Lawrence Strickling. Sullivan and Strickling wrote in a guest post published Friday the agencies have sought to support government response efforts for natural disasters in the …

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Lawrence Strickling: NTIA Adds One Year to IANA Contract with ICANN

Lawrence Strickling, National Telecommunications and Information Administration head, has announced the extension of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers for another year. Strickling said Monday ICANN will continue to transition the IANA control from NTIA to a group of technology stakeholders …

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NIST, NTIA, DoD to Jointly Assess Wireless Spectrum-Sharing Methods; Lawrence Strickling Comments

The departments of Commerce and Defense have forged a collaborative framework to develop and evaluate methods to potentially share wireless communications channels. The agreement forms the National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network as an adjunct of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s joint …

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NTIA Opens Public Comment on Drone Privacy, Transparency Issues

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public feedback on the potential accountability, transparency and privacy implications of a program that would allow drones to fly in national airspace. NTIA said Thursday in a Federal Register notice that it seeks input from industry, academia and civil society to address concerns …

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